The distinguished character of the CH103 3-seat sofa joins the CH100 series by Hans j. Wegner. It is a sumptuous sofa that works well on its own, in groups, or with the CH100 series of sofas. This is part of a series that Wegner designed in 1970, produced in very limited numbers during the 1970s and reintroduced in 2008 on the occasion of Carl Hansen & Son's 10th anniversary.
CH103 is hand made on a solid beech inner frame with polished stainless steel legs, visible frame and armrest fronts. Cushions are fully upholstered on all sides, built around a foam core wrapped in down and foam granulate.Material & Feature:
- Structure: hardwood frame treated for durability & pests control using a non-toxic Kiln-dried treatment, with highly resilient urethane foam
- Polished #304 grade stainless steel legs with chrome finish
- Medium firm cushion seat feel (cushion softness customizable)
- Fabric, Top Grain/Aniline/Vintage Leather upholstery (C.O.M available)
- All materials are fire-resistant & non-toxic (Baby friendly)
- Width: 88.2" x Depth: 31.1" x Height: 29.1"
- Seat Height: 17.5"
- Seat Depth: 17.5"
- Seat Cushion: Width: 26.8" x Depth: 22.8"
- Armrest Thickness: 3.9"
- Armrest Height: 24.4"
* All measurements are approximations.
Hans Jrgensen Wegner, (April 2, 1914 - January 26, 2007), was a world renowned Danish furniture designer. His high quality and thoughtful work, along with a concerted effort from several of his manufacturers, contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality. This school of thought arose primarily in Scandinavian countries with contributions by Poul Henningsen, Alvar Aalto, and Arne Jacobsen. In his lifetime he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production and many of which have become recognizable design icons.
Wegner worked for some time for Arne Jacobsen, a successful Danish designer. Wegner was in charge of the furniture in the Aarhus Municipal Hall, which Jacobsen designed. After some years under Jacobsen, Wegner started his own company. Along with fellow architect Brge Mogensen, he designed furniture for FDB (a Danish chain of grocery stores), spearheaded by Erik Kold - who founded an organization of Danish furniture makers that launched Danish design abroad.
In his later years Wegner became more attached to PP Mobler (which produces many of pieces originally designed for Johannes Hansen) and for whom he designed several chairs late in his life. He remained active throughout his life. An example of his later work is the "Hoop Chair", originally designed in 1965 with a steel tube base and finally put into production made entirely in wood in 1985 (for PP Mobler). Wegner retired from public life only in the last decade of his life.